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Blue Ridge Aquaculture announces the opening of Blue Ridge Aquafeeds

August 1, 2017

Blue Ridge Aquaculture proudly announces the official opening of Blue Ridge Aquafeeds, an innovative feed mill that will supply the company's internal feed demand as well as the growing aquaculture market.


EDITORIAL: You build one brick at a time

July 31, 2017

From the Martinsville Bulletin -

For most houses, you don't raise all of the walls at once. You also don't lay the foundation in one single hour. It takes time. Every brick contributes to the structure, every nail or coat of paint brings it one step closer to completion. It's the same with new jobs.


EDC Awards $15,000 to Local Small Businesses

June 1, 2017

A total of $15,000 was awarded in all. The Competition was open to any business owner that graduated from the 8-week SmartSTART or FastTrac program that the EDC has hosted over the past 10 years.


Eastman Invests Another $11.7 Million and Creates 15 New Jobs in Henry County

May 30, 2017

Eastman Invests Another $11.7 Million and Creates 15 New Jobs

Governor McAuliffe was on hand to announce Eastman's latest expansion in Henry County - an investment of $11.7 million and creation of 15 new jobs.


Local entrepreneurs complete EDC's SmartSTART Program

May 19, 2017

Seven entrepreneurs recently finished an eight-week course to create their business plan. This is the 10th year the EDC has offered business plan classes.